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station". good morning, against all odds -- at least six people, including two small children pulled alive from the rubble on sunday, as more aid and u.s. troops arrive in haiti. neck and neck, t race to fill the late ted kennedy's senate seat coming down to the wire. it all comes down to tomorrow's vote. and it could decide the fate of health care reform. and hollywood's golden night. some of the biggest names in entertainment take top honors at the 67th annual golden globe awards. the winners and losers on stage and on the red carpet today, monday, january 18th, 20. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, martin luther king jr. day, i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. some 12,000 service men and women are in the region helping to get supplies to earthquake survivors, but some say the aid is not arriving fast enough. >> there's a lot of frustration. let's get you caught up. some 70,000 bodies have been buried in mass graves. an on sunday, haiti's prime minister says he expects the final death toll to be 100,000 at a minimum. but 134 hours after the quake, survivors are still being found. at least six were rescued on sunday, bringing the total of people rescued by international search-and-rescue teams to more than 70. former president bill clinton is set to arrive in haiti today. we'll get the latest in a couple
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of minutes. and the situation in haiti on the minds of the stars who attended last night's golden globe awards. if you watched, you probably noticed many celebrities were wearing red and yellow ribbons to show support for the quake victims. big winner last night. james cameron and "avatar," he and his castill join us coming up. and we'll check in with al and natalie, who were in los angeles following a sleepless night of following the glitz and glamour. >> and congratulations on their big win, that's nice. >> thank you. >> i'd like to thank all the little people. we want to start this morning on a serious note. we're talking about the relief efforts and increasing tension in haiti. lester holt joins us this morning, from port-au-prince. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, for a sixth straight night, people slept on the streets in port-au-prince, in case of aftershocks. people are weary, tired, they're
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hungry, they're thirsty and they want help. help, food and water is arriving in this country. it is getting to some people. but the demand is simply overwhelming. from the air, a landscape of flattened and gutted buildings. and on the ground, the challenge of caring for those who lived is testing the skills of relief workers and survivors. on sunday, tempers flared at one food and water distribution site when supplies ran out. near the airport, 85 seniors at a nursing home are still waiting for aid. yesterday, united nations secretary-general, ban ki-moon visited port-au-prince and offered reassurance. >> i'm here to say we are with you. you are not alone. help is already arriving. >> reporter: in fact, some distribution sites are successfully up and running. for a second day, american soldiers delivered food and water from a hilltop country
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club, to a peaceful and grateful crowd. >> if it wasn't here, we could have died. >> reporter: still, officials are worried by growing unarrest among a tired, hungry and thirsty population. already there have been ugly clashes over scavenged goods. on a more positive note there were a series of dramatic rescues of people found alive in collapsed buildings. among the miracle survivors is u.n. worker, jens christianson. >> last time i heard someone was 36, 48 hours ago. >> 36 to 48 hours ago. was it tapping? a voice. >> it was tapping. >> reporter: meantime, the u.s. military continues to build up here for the long haul. ferrying tons of provisions, some 12,000 american troops are now in the region. just offshore, u.s. coast guard helicopters and ships are working with their haitian counterparts to get some of the injured the care they need. the coast guard is bringing
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injured patients on to their cutters just offshore, stabilizing them and choppering them to the hospitals in other parts of haiti where they have functioning facilities. >> we bring them out here from the base and get them on a helicopter up to the hospital >> reporter: this weekend, one of the survivors gave birth to a baby girl on board the coast guard ship tahoma, a little girl, unaware that the world is working together around her to give her and her country a better tomorrow. the spirit and resilience of the haitian people is remarkable. we slept outside last night and woke up this morning to the sound of people on the streets singing. matt? >> lester holt in port-au-prince this morning. lester, as always, thank you ep very much for your hard work. kenneth merton is an ambassador to haiti, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let me start by asking you about law and order and security there. the people of port-au-prince, of haiti, are not criminals, but
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they are desperate in some circumstances and we're starting to see a lot of scenes of that desperation bubbling to the surface. so give me a sense, what is the security situation in the city right now? >> the security situation is obviously not perfect. you have a situation where the haitian police, due to their own significant losses, are degraded. you have a u.n. force which has had its own losses. so they're not able to perform at the level they, they probably would like. however, given that, i think things are going reasonably well. you have to realize this isot a perfect, perfect law-and-order situation here, even at the best of times. so i think our assessment is that while we're watching it closely, we're concerned about it, we're monitoring carefully. we don't believe that it's anything, that's unmanageable at this point. >> let me ask you to follow up on that. who's in charge when it comes to law and order? is it the haitian police? is it u.n. security forces?
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u.s. forces? who's calling the shots? >> well, first and foremost, it's going to be the haitian police, to the extent their presence, they're the ones in charge of protecting the haitian people. keeping law and order here. but as i said, their capabilities are limited. after that, we have the u.n. force here, they are the next step in maintaining law and order. they've been doing an excellent job. i want to particularly salute the brazilian troops who are here, who have done a fabulous job. our troops are standing by in cases where neither the haitian police nor the u.n. troops can provide security. we've done that on a couple individual occasions. but so far, most cases, the haitian police and the u.n. forces have been able to handle the situation. >> ambassador merton, in lester's piece, we saw scenes at an aid distribution site up on a hillside, where things appear to be going very, very well. is that the norm? how would you rate the overall
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progress of getting aid to the people who desperately need it? food, water, things like that? >> it's hard to say. we try and keep, keep an eye on as many sites as possible. obviously we have a better insight into the ones where americans are involved. but i think most of them are peaceful. there are, clearly been a few instances where people are, as you said, tired and desperate. and they are reacting in obviously that fashion when food and water appear. but overall, i think the information we've had thus far is things have been generally moving reasonably well. >> former president clinton arrives in haiti today, he'll meet with president prevel. and he and former president bush are spearheading the fundraising efforts from the private sector in this country. have you or has anyone, ambassador merton in my opinion, been able to put a pricetag on this. what kind of money is it going to take to rebuild that city and parts of that country?
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honestly, i haven't heard anybody give a credible estimate. i don't think anybody who is being honest with you is really going to know. it's an incredible situation. downtown port-au-prince looks as i imagine, tokyo looked after the second world war. it is flattened, there are incredible number of people who are homeless, including many embassy staff. it's an awful situation and they're going to be starting just about from zero in port-au-prince. >> ambassador merton, i know you're busy, it's always nice for to you spend time with us, we wish you luck. >> my pleasure, thanks very much. for more, here's meredith. >> as we mentioned, survivors are still being found. there were at least six rescues on sunday, and crews are holding out hope that there will be more today. nbc's kerry sanders has more on that. good morning to you, kerry. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. in a country that has so much misery, so much pain, so much
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loss, these search and rescues have become the symbol of hope. and the teams doing this work are just earning the respect of the world. and again, they're remarkably pulling survivors and extracting them from the rubble. 110 hours after the quake, the collapsed five-storey supermarket gave up a miracle. a 7-year-old girl and another, a man in his 20s, still alive. and hours later, another man emerged, dehydrated, covered in dust, but remarkably unscathed. her brother-in-law never gave up hope. >> she's alive. >> reporter: the work was especially hard, as tremors continued to shift the debris. >> you actually almost have to do a superman in some areas, because you can't even do elbow-crawling, you have to extend yourself and inchworm yourself. our rescue specialists drilled holes on their backs, almost in a fresco position on laying on a surface on their back, drill,
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drill, drill and chipped away all that. and then with the first one came out, almost like a pinata. >> reporter: the teams from turkey and south florida, punched through the final concrete slab, firsthanding merrell, a body of water. and then a firefighter from florida, slipped his hand from cold concrete to a warm body. >> she knew that right now she's not going to die in the darkness, pain and suffering, stuck in one position. >> in a strange, small-world connection, merrell lives in pembrooke pines. pembrooke pines paramedic was the team member who first reached her and extracted her. >> it's incredible, i did not know she was from pembrooke pines. that makes it even better. >> reporter: joseph is another team member here, also from her hometown fire department. >> as long as we believe there's victims inside the structure, or the potential for victims, we won't leave. >> reporter: in south florida, her two boys got an early-morning call telli them their mother was alive and now
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free. >> just the greatest news. and she only has minor injuries. >> reporter: these rescues are even more remarkable, when you consider shortly after the quake, the first team in was from venezuela and they pulled one person out alive. then another team came in from iceland, they pulled three people out alive. then they brought in the sniffer dogs. the dogs said nobody else was left alive. but they were wrong. it turns out -- they were smelling rotting meat. this is a supermarket, after all. and late sunday, the teams found two more people alive. a man and then a woman, teams are now hopeful there are more alive. >> it's a very wonderful night, because we've worked almost 26 hours straight for those two survivors. immediately now, we need to regrp. get everybody together and start working some more. >> reporter: another bit of remarkable news? a 2-year-old girl was pulled from another grocery store.
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representative kendrick meek was there, he represents the largest haitian-american community in the united states. he had his iphone with him, he shot these pictures as she was taken out. that little girl's father was there, obviously thrilled. and of course, there's a lot of hope for more moments like this. but doctors say humans can survive without access to water for about five days. so we're at the edge of potentially finding more survivors. they're still looking, however, meredith. >> and they didn't think they'd find them up to this point. wonderful news, kerry, thank you so much. now here's matt. changing gears here, a bit, a special election is being held in massachusetts tomorrow, that to fill the u.s. senate seat vacated by the death of ted kennedy. it is a key race in both parties have pulled out the heavy-hitters and all stops in the final days of campaigning. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in boston with more. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it's one of the biggest surprises in politics. and democrats are feeling the misery of this wintry morning. they should have the
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overwhelming adntage. they have more registered voters here. but the race is a dead heat. and whatever the outcome tomorrow, it could affect everything the president wants to get done. the president swooped in to boston sunday. >> how's it going, boston? >> reporter: a clear sign, alarm bells are ringing for democrats. >> i need you knocking on doors, i need you making phone calls. >> reporter: there's a head-scratching disbelief here that the senate term ted kennedy did not live to finish could be taken over tomorrow, by a republic republican. vicky kennedy jumped in to help. >> we don't look back in massachusetts, we look forward and we're going to elect martha coakley as the next united states senator. >> democrats ought to be able to have a lousy candidate running a lousy campaign and still not worry about massachusetts. >> reporter: but they are married would that massachusetts
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attorney general, martha coakley let her lead in the polls fizzle. >> there's a lot at stake, and you know that. >> reporter: the republican candidate, state senator scott brown has compared himself to jfk on tax cuts and is trying to sway independents. >> well we're working hard and we'll continue to work until january 19th at 8:01. >> reporter: brown has made his old truck a symbol in his campaign. >> i put a lot of miles on it during this campaign. wherever i go, people tell me they're concerned about the path our country is on. >> reporter: the truck got so much attention that president obama turned it around on brown. >> i think long and hard about getting in that truck with martha's opponent. it might not take you where you want to go. and where we don't want to go right now is backwards. >> reporter: and of course, many people here say what's happening really reflect as frustraon among voters about decisions in washington. so it's taking on a national perspective. and meredith, this one seat is so important, because democrats try to hold on to their 60-seat
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majority. which is really needed to get anything done in washington. so all eyes are on massachusetts. meredith? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you very much. chris matthews is the host of msnbc's "hardball" and the "chris matthews show." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> given all the president is facing right now, the fact he had to make this special trip to massachusetts, the bluest of blue states, to campaign for a democrat who finds herself in trouble, what does that say about the struggles that the president and his party are facing right now? and is this election at all a referendum on him? >> well, it's a referendum on the health care bill. i think everybody in massachusetts knows when they vote on tuesday, if they vote for scott brown, they're voting to kill the health care bill. that's clear as heck. the only issue that makes it complicated is that even among voters who like the president, the democratic candidate is losing among those voters. so if you don't like obama, you vote for scott brown. if you do like obama, well most of those voters are voting for scott brown as well.
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so it's a very tough uphill fight at this point. for the democrats. for matha coakley. >> if brown wins, what will the president say to democrats, if he's argued, you know, let's pass this reform bill if brown wins, that suggests that people don't want it. >> well, yeah. and i think it's going to be a shot heard 'round the world. the president going to have to go to maine and other states and shop for other senators to get his 60th vote. barney frank said it very well, the congressman from massachusetts, if scott brown, the republican wins in massachusetts, health care is dead. he's got to bring it back alive again starting tuesday night. so this is it. the voters know what they're doing. they have to decide tomorrow in massachusetts, whether they want the obama health care bill. the one complicating factor that the national media has missed is that massachusetts has a health care plan. it's a teddy kennedy-backed health care plan.
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that's the great irony, so the voters have whathe president is promising them. and if they, a lot of voters in massachusetts are probably saying, we already have health care. if we pass a national health care bill, if we elect martha coakley, we're adding cost on our back, more burden on us, we already have what we want. >> meanwhile, haiti is dominating the president's agenda. how much of his response has become a leadership test for obama? >> i think the president has done incredibly well. i think it's one time since he's been elected that he's been there first. there hasn't been a delay. he's been the leader. not the speaker of the house, not someone else. it's so much different than the stimulus package, so much different than the health care plan, where he let the democrats on capitol hill sort of put it together. he's been there first, feet on the ground, right at the beginning, the commander-in-chief. i think it's a better performance than with regard to fort hood or the airplane bomber over detroit. he's been there early, he's been
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the leader. the country is so proud, americans look so good in this. we're doing something really good, we're doing it fast. and i think americans feel very good that we can do this and we're doing it and we're doing it fast. and i think it's a great example of american leadership as well. i don't think it's partisan, but of course, it's always good to have a commander-in-chief there on the job. >> chris, before i let you go, you have a special on msnbc tonight on race and the president. called "obama's america 2010 and beyond." can you give us a sense of what you guys will be talking about? >> i'm going to start off tonight leading with tom joiner from dallas, our radio talk show host. we're going to start off by talking about the promise of this president when he was elected. he told the first lady when he was running, why are you running, michelle asked barack obama as a candidate. why are you running? he said, because i'm going to change the prospects of this country for young people. the way we see ourselves as a country in terms of opportunity. 're going to see how well that promise has been delivered in the last year. >> chris matthews as always, thank you so much.
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>> thank you. >> you can watch tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. let's get a check of the other morn top stories right now. ann's off and hoda kotb is at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, everybody. we begin here with afghanistan, where security forces are set to be back in control in kabul this morning after a deadly coordinated attack by militants. nbc's jim mais in kabul this morning. staged by some 20 militants. the heart of the capital looked and sounded like a battle zone. suicide car bombers and gunmen wearing suicide vests led the attack against multiple tarts near the presidential palace. for two and a half hours, a fierce firefight raged on
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between afghan security forces and taliban fighters, firing from the upper floors of a nearby market building, which had erupted into flames. one militant driving a military ambulance loaded with explosives set off a huge blast. that rattled windows more than a mile away. afghan officials report four security forces and a child killed, and 40 wounded. but the death toll is surely expeed to rise. the brazen attack was well-timed. and broke out just as president karzai was swearing in members of his new cabinet. hours after the main attack, there are still reports of sporadic gunfire. and much of the central city remains under total lockdown. >> that was jim in cabal. the turkish man who shot pope john paul ii is out of prison. he spent 29 years behind bars for wounding the pope for crimes in turkey. he was taken to a military hospital for an evaluation. in other news, "avatar" was
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among the big winners at last night's golden globe awards, winning best film, drama and winning the best director award for james cameron. among those getting top honors in acting, sandra bullock, meryl streep in "julie & julia." jeff bridges and robert downey jr. we're going to have a full wrap-up coming up. r. the new york jets and minnesota vikings are celebrating big wins in the nfl playoffs. on sunday, the jets stunned the chargers, 17-14, advancing to the afc championship game in minneapolis. and brett favre threw four touchdown passes as the vikings crushed the cowboys 34-3 and next time they'll take on the saints in the nfc title and the winners of those two games will go onto the super bowl. for anyone who questioned whether brett favre shod come back they're thinking, not a bad idea. >> making believers out of a lot of people. hoda, thank you very much. mr. roker is out in los angeles, he's got a check of the weather. al? >> now, it rained on the red
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carpet, it's going to really be raining here. we've got a big jet stream anywhere from 150, to 250 miles per hour bringing in subtropical moisture. so we're looking at three big storms, as a typical el nino pattern coming in. we'll look at it in-depth coming up. flood flood wa good morning, still mostly cloudy and no more rain, thankfully it's drying out on this martin luther king day. around 40, increasing sunshine as the day progresses, highs reaching the low 50s, partly cloudy and a mild day tomorrow, we should make it into the low 50s. and that's your latest weather. meredith? thank you very much. just ahead, the surprises, the
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laughs and the person who got the biggest ovation at last night's golden globes. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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7:26 is your time right now, 42 degrees on this monday january 18, 2010. in the news for today, it is martin luther king day. here in washington a peace walk begins a 9:00 this morning on martin luther king jr. avenue southeast. they will walk to the african-american civil war memorial. an all-day d.c. the community event will be held outside the martin luther king jr. memorial in northwest washington. we're going to take a quick
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break now.
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good morning, here's your storm center 4 four-day forecast, we'll have afternoon highs increasing sunshine, climbing into the low 50s and a blustery northwest wind, still a bit mild tomorrow, but cooler on wednesday and thursday, could get some rain on thursday afternoon and evening. >> traffic is pretty quiet around the region, but we have
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one substantial accident. this accident activity you will find just beyond montgomery village in the southbo
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and "avatar"! [ applause ] 7:30 on this monday morning, january 18th, 2010. james cameron was on top othe movie world again last night as his blockbuster, "avatar" took hope golden globes for best drama and best director. insued studio 1a i'm meredith vieira alongside matt lauer. mr. cameron and the entire "avatar" cast, not all of them, the human ones -- >> how impressive is this, you get people to either get up early or stay up late. >> i think it's the latter. >> we love to cover the hits and
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misses. >> and an incredible young man with a great story to tell. he took the court and will talk to us soon. al roek certificate in los angeles after spending last night on the red carpet. >> it's been an interesting week. we've had to fly from the devastation of haiti, to the red carpet here in los angeles. the situation in haiti, course on the minds of stars and everyone in the audience last night as the rains poured down. the soggy red carpet didn't dampen the party spirit at the golden globes. >> i would like a drink as much as the next man. unless the next man is mel gibson. >> and the golden globe goes to -- "avatar." >> james cameron's spectacular
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3-d science fiction adventure was the night's winner, taking best drama and best director. >> this is a chance to get people back to the movie theater and have the big experience. >> first-time momny, mo'nique, won best supporting actor. >> thank you god, for this amazing ride. >> the ageless meryl streep won for her afegsate portrayal of chef, julia child. >> you're at the top ever your career at this point. when a lot of people would be thinking about slowing down. >> i'm thinking about slowing down. believe me. >> the hits keep come, babe and i'm really happy. >> real-life stories helped sandra bullock win for best actress in a drama with "the blind side." >> and drew barrymore won best actress for hbo's "gray garden." >> i'm not someone who takes things for granted. so this hasn't necessarily hit me yet. >> and "mad men" won best drama
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series for a third year in a row. while the lovable "glee club" kids won for best musical comedy. scoring one for band geeks and a.v. squad nerds. i was in the a.v. squad, all right? in fact we had an -- a.v. -- that was our kind of -- >> back on the silver screen, the raunchy, dudes in vegas film, "the hangover" was surprise for best comedy. >> you'll see a "hangover ii" tomorrow morning and hopefully -- you'll see one next may. >> best comedy actor winner, robert downey jr., joked about singlehandedly carrying the film, "sherlock holmes." >> "avatar" is going to take us to the cleaners. but they didn't have me, we didn't have a shot, buddy. >> off-stage, the star gave credit where it's really due. >> with her on my arm i knew we
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would rk hard and deliver a good product. >> but the night's biggest ovation wind to jeff bridges who has long been treasured by fellow actors. >> you're screwing up my underappreciated status here. >> he was recognized as best actor in his role as a hard-drinking country singer in the film, "crazy heart." >> it feels really wonderful to get that kind of acknowledgement out there. i didn't kind of expect that. and it was, it was something, man. really something. >> meredith, he was obviously, jeff bridges was so taken aback when he got that standing, that spontaneous standing ovation. >> it was a wonderful thing, al, thank you so much. we're joined now by james cameron and the stars of "avatar." zoe zaldona, sigourney weaver, and joel moore, along with one of the film's producers, john
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lando. congratulations on a great night. >> good morning. >> show of hands, how many of you have gotten any sleep so far? none? >> about threehours. >> a lot of reason to celebrate. and james, this has got to feel like deja vu. 12 years ago you got up at the golden globes and accepted an award for best director and best movie for "titanic." >> you understand it's 4:30 a.m. here, yeah, deja vu, exactly. and really, unexpected. because in the 59-year history of the golden globes, there's only one time science fiction movie previously has won for best dramatic film. so i actually didn't expect us to win for that. and i expected katherine bigelow
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to win for best director, she's been on such a roll for "the hurt locker." so i wasn't prepared to get up there and say anything. i stampered through. >> the first award you said you needed to use the bathroom, so you were racing through your first acceptance speech. >> well i figured that would get me through the crowd quickly after i got offstage. >> exactly. sigourney, it seems when the two of you team up on sci-fi, you make magic. how proud are you of james? and also of this particular film? >> well i think jim has done, made, created a wonderful world for people all over the planet to enjo i think it's great to have a movie in the theaters that brings us all together. and allows us to talk about so many important things. you know, like the environment, but also to enjoy this big, huge epic adventure love story.
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i'm very proud of it. >> you know, zoe, you were the only major character in this movie to never have a human form. but your character was probably the most lovable and endearing of them all. what was it like to play her? >> liberating, challenging. i learned, i took so much from her. jim created a beautiful species that once we all got together and we brought them to life, there were so many beautiful qualities. i guess it was sort like the bucket, the little pot that we just wand to put all the things we would like to be when we grew up. and that became sort of like the nav 'i culture and to have a warrior that is fierce and strong, i feel that those are the kind of women that i've grown up around mere and reading about and meeting. and befriending and loving my whole life. >> james, before i let you all
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go -- >> she seems so poised. she's really a ferocious jungle animal on the inside. >> her alter-ego. before i let you go, james, can you leave us with a few words in nav 'i, the language of pandora? >> i'll repeat what i said at the, in the acceptance speech was. [ speaking nav 'i" which means i see you, my brothers and sisz ters. which means you see into them and respect them and cherish them. >> james cameron, "avatar" was truly a label of love for you. congratulations, and to the cast of "avatar" as well. get some rest. >> thank you. >> thanks. now let's get a check of the weather from al.
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the weather, ux is not all good as we take a look out west. and as we go to the week ahead, and you'll see in the early part of the week, we've got heavy rain, mountain snows out west as a big storm system comes onshore, three of them actually. above-normal temperatures for the eastern two-thirds of the country. mid-week period we've got the moisture working its way into the southeast and mid-atlantic states. snowshowers in new england. more heavy rain and snow out west. the latter part of the week, guess what, more rain, more mountain snows in the west. flooding possible, mudslides, heavheavy rain in the sout good morning. temperatures around the region are above freezing in the wake of sunday's rain. we still have some lingering clouds on this monday morning. for dr. king day we'll have temperatures in the low 50s with
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increasing sunshine. and it will be a bit blustery with winds gusting 20 to 25 miles an hour. temperatures mid 30s tomorrow morning. a few clouds in and out on if you want to keep track of your weather all day long, check out the the weather channel on cable or up next, against the odds -- the difficult task facing doctors in haiti as they treat quake victims. dr. ncy snyderman share as firsthand account right after this.
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we're back now at 7:43 with the daunting task facing medical workers in haiti. just getting to the the people who need the most help is proving very difficult. nbc's chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman joins us from port-au-prince. nancy, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt, as you know, over the past week there has been no shortage of people in haiti seeking medical attention. there's beennits set up by the military and larger hospitals in the city who have been able to attend to people. but there are also a lot of small charities that you would walk by on a normal day, that are now tucked away in decimated neighborhoods. tucked into yet another damaged neighborhood, sister mary finnic from yardley, pennsylvania,
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running a local charity. when the earthquake hit she knew immediately of the great human toll. >> the injuries that were horrible were the children whose foreheads were split open. we used sheets, whatever we could to get it to stop bleeding. >> her community soccer field became a field hospital. there's been no shortage of patients. patients continue to pour into clinics like this in port-au-prince. one of the real obstacles is the shortage of supplies. on days like this when the patients are still coming in steadily, what would be considered throw-away equipment in the united states, wiping off with alcohol, we're reusing. until this day, there's been no real help. where should we put the patient who needs to have his arm debrided. this doctor is a family medicine doctor from duluth, georgia, who just arrived. he hasn't taken a break since he walked through the gates. the intensity of this day has been overwhelming. are you okay? >> no, i'm not. this is terrible.
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such a catastrophe. >> one of those terrible cases is 22-year-old michelle. >> who has this fractured bone coming through his skin and now he's infected. in this moment, the dining room becomes a makeshift operating room. the goal here is rather basic, to clean up this wound and start antibiotics. he's had a severed biceps. time is now the enemy for this victim and thousands like him. but with the dedication of volunteer medical teams, there's hope for a nation desperate to heal. how long will you keep working? >> until we're done. >> matt, as you can imagine, we can't treat everybody here. neither can any of the volunteers who came over here precisely for that reason. but we're going to go back to the clinic and see how that survivor fared. the real goal yesterday, were a lot of people scrambling to get him to a real orthopedic surgeon who could take care of that complicated fracture and tend to
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the infection. >> good luck, nancy, we appreciate it let's bng in nbc's tom brokaw this morning. i want to get your perspective on this. i mean, we've got a lot of individuals, americans there, we've got a lot of small charities doing work there. but in terms of the government's response -- the u.s. government's response -- how would you characterize it so far? >> well, i think that it was well-intentioned. but it was another reminder of how we need to streamline all of these responses and have plans that are ready to move. on the other hand, haiti is one of the most desperate places on earth even in the best of times in haiti, it's a very difficult place to get around in. you know about the construction down there. the magnitude of this disaster is just overwhelming. but let me also say that this is a great tribute to this country. i worry that there might be donor fatigue. people have been asked to give and give for other causes. we have a tough economy. >> will this be difficult? americans are generous, but they also have a short attention span. >> they do, and i've been saying
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to a lot of friends who want to get involved right now, why don't you wait three months. because haiti is going to need work then. there are a lot of supplies in the pipeline now. a lot of response going on. it's three months from now when the country has to be rebuilt, and it's a tribute to this country, rush limbaugh aside, that you have former president clinton and former president george bush, who are political arch enemies, coming together to say, we have to do something about this poorest place in the western hemisphere. and the response, i think has been very gtifying and a great tribute to the generosity of this country. >> let me transition, if i can, to something you've been working on for quite a while, your journey along highway 50, a documentary, summing it up, debuting tonight. what was the goal when you set out? >> the goal was to hear the voices of the american people. you have so many folks in washington, on cable television and the new york-washington axis, as i describe them living in panelled offices, walking down marbled corridors, saying, i know what the american people
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want. i wanted to know what the american people say they wanted. we go from the east coast to the west coast, i have to be very careful about how i assign priorities here, and we listened to everyone. from people starting small businesses, to people losing their jobs. hospital workers, organic farmer farmers, ranchers, so see how they're coping with the economic downturn. >> there are people living all around the country -- was there optimism? >> optimism, it was probably muted. but there was resolution, they were going to get on with their lives. they know they're going to probably have to solve these problems on their own and they're willing to do that. and communities are coming together in way that is always very heartening in this country. it gives me real reassurance that we'll work our way out of it probably from the ground up. >> "american character along highway 50" premieres tonight on
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the usa network. tom, thanks again. we're back right after this.
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just ahead, the fashion trends that ruled the night at the golden globe awards. >> the red carpet's biggest winners and losers. but first, a check of your local news and weather.
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good rning, it is now 7:55 on this monday, january 18, 2010. we have some breaking news on i-270. let's get an update from the news4 traffic network. >> things are pretty quiet around the rion until we had this accident. 270 southbound, the accident activity, you're going to find it just beyond montgomery village, it takes away -- only one lane to the right is squeezing by right now. you may want to consider an alternative to 270, 375 is a good alternative in that case. back to you. >> a death investigation is underway in arlington county, police say a man died after a struggle with officers and being tasered. it happened around 8:00 last night near the pentagon city
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metro station. the man was combative and uncooperative and then he was tasered. the man who was tasered died a short time in the hospital. we'll take a break and have
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here's your storm center four-day forecast. we'll have afternoon highs climbing into the low 50s with lots of sun and a blustery wind. >> many of you contink to ask how to help victims of the earthquake in haiti, just log on to
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we're back now, 8:00 on a monday morning, iis the 18th day of january, 2010. kind of a nice day here in the northeast. we've got more moderate temperatures, 37 degrees, sunny skies and a wonderful crowd of people gathered. on this holiday. it's martin luther king jr. day and so a lot of people off from work and school today. >> very nice. >> anyway on the plaza, i'm matt lauer, along with meredith vieira. al and natalie are still out in los angeles. >> they covered the golden globes last night. it was a great time. they'll have a complete rundown of the show away from the show. the red carpet fashion, which looks worked and which ones fell
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in the faux pas category. how do they get that? >> you think maybe mr. cameron lent them that? >> maybe. anyway, bobby thomas will help break it down. >> what's it say on there? >> it's empty. it's mine now. >> it's a strunt toronunt troph. >> anyone got a sharpie? >> a young man from missouri on his high school basketball team gave everyone something to cheer out when he took to the court for a recent game. we'll meet him, his parents and coach. first a check of the headlines from hoda kotb who is in for ann this morning. today in haiti there is growing concern that hungry, thirsty earthquake survivors are running out of patience. nbc's lester holt is in port-au-prince. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: hoda, good morning, there have been some very
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volatile scenes, we've seen roving bands of people clashing with machetes in their hands. we've also seen orderly handout s of food. the frustration is building. the top general of the united states, which has kind of taken a defacto lead in supplying this country says thee are aggressively moving to step up shipments of food and water here. we have to also tell you that making things more difficult, without being too graphic, death is in the air everywhere. so many bodies have yet to be recovered. over the weekend we saw miracle after miracle of people being pulled from the rubble after being four or five days buried, found alive. one man i talked to had been taken out after five days. they continue the searches, but there's so much to search, so many buildings and frankly, we know of parts of this city, parts of the region, that no one has reached yet. so the desperation continues.
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but on some level, there is hope that living will be found amid some of the wreckage. hoda? >> thank you so much. this morning, taliban fighters launched one of their heaviest attacks in months in the heart of afghanistan's capital. gunmen and suicide bombers targeted the government ministries, the shopping center and an afghan hotel. government officials reported at least five dead and 40 wounded. there's a big get out the vote effort in massachusetts today on the eve of a special election to fill ted kennedy's senate seat. president obama campaigned sunday, for a democrat martha coakley, who is in a tight race, losing the seat could have a big impact on health care reform. republican scott brown has vowed to block the health care overhaul, if he does win. overseas markets are mostly higher this morning. u.s. markets are closed for the martin luther king jr. holiday. on sunday, president obama recalled the work of dr. king, urging people in a washington church to take heart in difficult times.
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it is now three minutes past the hour. let's get another check of the weather from mr. al roker in los angeles. >> all right, thanks a lot, hoda. as we check out our pick city of the day, it just happens to be los angeles. we're looking for rain, heavy rain, windy conditions, mudslides possible. highs, 61 degrees. and on the "today" map, you can see the satellite, we've got basically some snow moving out of new england, but big storms coming into the pacific northwest and the west coast. in fact, three storms, one right after the other will bring heavy rain, possible flooding, mudslides as well. sunshine from texas into the plains, with some freezing fog in the northern plains, we're also looking at morning snow ending in new england. returned on this martin luther king jr. morning. teeratures around the region are near 40 degrees and it will climb into the low 50s later on toda with lots of sun, but the
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winds will increase a bit, out of the west, gusting 10 to 20 miles an hour. we could get some rain moving in on thursday, with highs near 40, perhaps a and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. when we come back, the winners, the losers, the fashion highlights and lowlights all from last night's globe globe awards. we'll run it down for you. but first, these messages. it's not fun. my dry skin
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>> rain or shine, it's red carpet time! >> i just want to run down the carpet. >> penelope va-va voom girls. >> valentino. >> wrapped around my body. oscar delarenta. >> face by sam fine. >> i was scared you were going to ask me that. who am i wearing, honey? >> dolce and gabbana. >> sears and roebuck. >> armani. >> balenciaga. but i'm with tom ford. >> actually you can't do better than tom ford as your accessory. >> i get to show off my bride. >> kevin hall.
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quat. face by bobby brown, the bobbie brown. >> i notice your both wearing the ribbons for haiti tonight. >> we are, we're thinking about it. keeping it in our minds. ♪ ♪ >> it's raining! and i said it would! >> very festive, very wet. >> i have a pink umbrella. >> it's a japanese material, it's plastic. >> it is. >> so it's waterproof? >> i'm hoping. >> thank you so much. >> i'm almost going to blush. but are you member of the mile-high club. do you get that question? >> bobby! >> i had to, everybody says you have to ask her that. >> i plead the fifth.
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>> i made the dress. i was up all night, sewing. i wanted there to be little holes in it. >> absolutely. i do her makeup. i sew her dress, this is from next fall. >> anyone who knows me in real life. knows that i'm a hot mess on a day-to-days basis. so for a bunch of people to come together to paint me up a real treat. >> how many people did it -- >> it took like 50 people. like the macy's parade. >> when you put actors together and booze in front of them, it's going to be fireworks. >> what's in your bag, can i look? >> amall bottle of vodka. a tiny one. >> i can't wait to get inside, because there's a lot of champagne. >> well, i got to tell you, my favorite outfits of the night, sandra bullock with that purple -- >> plastic-y. >> strange material. >> and mariah carey had a good
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look. >> the golden globe look. >> as it were, yes. >> i didn't just say that. >> yes, you did. >> blame it on the lack of sleep. >> well style editor, bobbie thomas is here with the hits and misses of the evening. obviously the sea of the umbrellas were out, that kind of took away from some of the outfits, but the initial reactions? >> i thought the rain was romantic in a way and it was fun. >> what are you going to do? you have to have fun. >> like a drowned rat on the red carpet. >> you looked beautiful. >> despite all of the hours that stylists put in, they did forget to get the umbrellas. it was a pretty red carpet. lots of intricate detail. there wasn't a plain dress in sight. it always had an either an embellishment, overlay. kate hudson looked amazing. >> her dress had a little edge. >> very structured, marion cottilard. a beautiful balancing act.
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and kerry mulligan had this beautiful dress that almost looked like a large pattern lace. >> beautiful, like a purple blue. >> and purple was big, wasn't it? >> purple was a big color. purple really reigned all over the carpet. you saw everything from lilac to the bright, bold, regal colors. >> and sandra bullock -- >> beautiful bottega vanetta. leona lewis, in her cavalli. and even a wlmlfre woodward loo stunning. and even you, natalie, you were on trend with your beautiful dress. >> i was feminine and frothy. very feminine and beautiful flirty dresses. >> definitely, think is a nod what we're going toee to spring. both of you and had softer looks, the girls looked like they were floating down the carpet in ruffles.
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and an a kendrick in marquesa. and emily blunt. all of the ruffles. >> drew barrymore had like that sea anemone look. >> it was like old hollywood meets fashion-forward. it was very interesting. there were so many girls i just wanted to say, thank you for wearing those dresses. we got to see something fun. you could really have fun with fashion. >> and your favorite look of the night? >> kate hudson. so stunning. the white color of that dress, marquesa, allowed it to stand out. architectural. it looked like she poured her body into it. and the tassle earrings, were an interesting choice. hair and makeup perfect. >> it's modern, but yet very feminine. >> the great thing about that dress was you could carry things in front.
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>> did you see her shoes? >> the huge -- >> the triple platform shoes which i also borrowed. >> i was wearing them. but girls you want to know you can get a little extra height. >> especially if you want to carry the long dress with the train behind you, too. >> any woman at home, when you're wearing a long dress, it does help elongate you. and everybody on the red carpet wearing the ribbon for the people in haiti. that was a nice touch that people supported and wore it very well last night. >> the glamour can help turn attention to other parts of the world. >> and all the stars really came up to me i felt, they were talking about it. they really, i think wanted to just share and to really just support what's going on in haiti with the relief efforts. >> we'll talk later how some dresses will be donated to help for the cause. >> bobbie thomas, we had fun on the red carpet, didn't we? >> for more red carpet fashion, you can check out our special slide show on we'll have more on the golden globes from here in los angeles in just a moment. but first, these messages.
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david stillman is manager of his high school basketball team. for one special night,e became a star player. we'll talk to him in a moment. but first, nbc's john yang has his story. >> reporter: for kirkwood high school senior, david "chub" stillman, it was a big night. he even had his own cheering section, the "c" and the "u" are david's brothers. before this, he never played in a high school game. but there he was, wearing his favorite number, 23, michael jordan's number. he's been in special ed since preschool. >> he doesn't have a specific medical diagnosis. but he has multiple learning disabilities. >> he tried out for the team as a freshman, but didn't make the cut. >> he doesn't understand offensive strategy and defensive strategy. >> reporter: since then, he's been to every practice, to every game. now, he was in the game. >> i told him, his role was to find his favorite spot on the
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floor. and our team's role was to find him opportunities to get shots off. >> reporter: that's stillman in the corner. watch this. swish! >> it was awesome. they were feeding me the ball. >> to watch the ball go through the hoop was just, it was just an amazing feelg. >> he's tried for so many years to overcome the obstacles, and he was able to be the star. >> reporter: look at this -- with the clock winding down in the fourth quarter, he did it again. >> a lot of people were going crazy. >> reporter: stillman was mobbed as if he had just won an championship. and in a way -- he had. for today, john yang, nbc news. >> and david stillman is with us, now, along with his parents ann and kevin and kirkwood high school basketball coach, bill gun. am i allowed to call you chubs? >> yeah. >> okay. chubs, how you doing today? >> good.
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>> when i watch the tape of what happened, i watched the smile on your face. it's still a huge kick for you, isn't it? >> yeah. >> mom and dad, what's it like for you to watch the tape? >> matt, that evening was such an unbelievably surreal moment for . to be able to sit here and watch it again, it just brings so much joy to us. >> mom, here's what i thought. i thought, you're in the stands, you know this is going to happen. and the nerves, because this could go the other way. >> right. >> david could have gotten the ball out there and there could have been a couple of airballs and instead, he makes these shots. how nervous were you, watching this? >> i was pretty nervous. i was so glad when he made his shots. i just thought, thank god, he made his shots. >> did you get to see your mom and dad up in the crowd after you made the shots? >> yeah. >> yeah, it must have been fun to see that. coach, this had been in the works for a while, right? >> david's been with us, such a special part of our program for the past four years. and different players, he developed such a bond. because he's so supportive of
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them. and we've been talking about it for two or three years. what would be the right thing to do and what would be the right time. for the last year we've been planning this. >> as i said to david's mom, you want this to be right. you don't want this to be a moment that takes away confidence from david. you want it to be something that he'll always remember. and so, tell me about the planning with the team and his teammates? >> well, i think you know, the guys, they just wanted to see him out there. and to them, it didn't matter when. for me, i wanted, and i thought if he could start, if he could come in, you could see him coming through the line and the excitement that he brings. if he had an opportunity to start and go through pre-game with us and warmups, that would be perfect. and what he did during the course of the game, you know, made the moment that much more special. >> kevin and ann, i understand the school has been so supportive and the student body has been just great. as parents, what has that meant to you? >> it's been incredible. it's, it makes me realize this
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generation of kids has real promise. because they have great hearts. >> these kids have shown so much love and support for david over the four years he's been at kirkwood high, it's just been, made us feel so good about our decision to send him there. >> david, how do you top this? chubs, i'm sorry, i should have called you chubs. w do you top this? >> it was awesome to be playing in the games. >> you've got the pictures fover. you've got the videotape. you'll never forget this. i love the number you chose there, 23. i'm a big michael jordan fan as well. so, chubs, well done, chubs. really nice to meet you. it's a pleasure. >> for more good news, you can check out the good news section of our website, just ahead, what do the stars do to get ready for the golden globes. al shows us, a little behind-the-scenes action.
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our time right now is 8:26, 43 degrees outside, nice monday morning sunshine for us on this january the 18th. good morning to you, i'm joe krebs and in the news for today. an alert for metro drivers on the red line. add at least 40 minutes to your ride today. free shuttle busses will be carrying passengers between the white flint, grove never and medical center stations. we'll take a break and come back and look at our weather forecast and checout the
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for this dr. king day, we'll have lots of sun, right now temps in the low 40s, and it will climb into the low 50s later on today, and the winds will increase out of the northwest. tonight and tomorrow another mild day. thursday near 40 with a chance of rain. >> a wrapped up a couple of accidents around the region. the inner loop was blocked because of an accident. and the accident we had on 270 southbound just after montgomery village, and here's the delays as you make your way toward the belt way.
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>> ashley, thanks. many of you continue to ask how to help the victims of the effort
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this monday morning, the 18th of january, 2010, a chly, rainy morning here in the northeast. that's not dampening the spirits of all these fine folks gathered in rockefeller plaza. i'm meredith vieira along with matt lauer. and hoda kotb, filling in for ann this morning. we're going to check in with al and natalieor more on the golden globes in just a moment. so nice to hear the crowd. >> it's great, holiday crowd.
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also ahead on a much, much more serious note. the stories continue coming out of haiti, one story that's gotten a lot of attention here on our show and elsewhere, the fate of some stunts from lynn university down in florida. eight of the students who were in haiti have been accounted for, six others, four students actually and two faculty members have not been accounted for after some confusion. initial confusion and the reporting of the story. we'll talk to their loved ones in just a little while. >> and wyclef jean is teaming up with starbucks, hoping to raise money for the red cross. and we have a public service announcement. >> i return from my beloved country of haiti with the heavy heart. the suffering and devastation i have witnessed will be etched in my memory forever. a population that's already on the razor edge of survival has faced the worst blow known to mankind. >> well, we should let you know
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that starting today you can make a donation to starbucks that will go to the red cross, you don't have buy anything. starting today at starbucks all around the country. let's get a check of the weather. al is in los angeles after a bang-up job covering the golden globes. al, take it away. >> thanks a lot, guys. as we check things out for you, looking ahead, the week ahead, it's going to be a mess in the west. we're talking today, heavy rain in california into the pacific northwest. freezing fog in the northern plains, morning snow in new england, hig surf the west coast of florida. tomorrow we expect the mess to move east out west. another storm comes in, brings more rain. we're talking about this could be the heaviest flooding in california. since 2005. the eastern 2/3 of the country look pretty good with the exception ofn of good morning, we're drying out in the wake of sunday's rain and this morning, our temperatures are above freezing all around the region, we're in the low 40s in fact around the
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metro area now with the sunshine and we'll have a mostly sunny day with highs reaching the low 50s and a blustery northwest wind increasing, 20 to 25-mile-per-hour this afternoon. mid 30s tomorrow morning, partly cloudy tuesday, highs tomorrow low 50s, turning don't forget, you want to keep track of the weather all day long, go to the the weather channel on cable or online. come coming, what's it like behind the scenes for the golden globes, getting ready for the big event with al. he'll tell us about the time he spesht with the stars of
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now to the latest on the search in haiti for four college students and two faculty members from florida's lynn university. many of the group's parents and loved ones have gathered in deerfield beach, florida. as they wait for words. we have britney's parents, christine's parents, matt sears is the boyfriend of courtney hayes, and kelly bruno is the daughter of professor richard bruno. good morning to you all and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with youhis morning. >> thank you, meredith. >> good morning, thank you. >> jean, if i could start with you, i can only imagine how sick with worry you are, wondering where your daughter christine is. and whether she is alive at this point. we know that search and rescue teams were at the hotel this weekend looking for any sign of survivors. what message do you have for them this morning, jean? >> well, you know how you would
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feel if it were your daughter. i'm not giving up on the fact that she is alive. none of us are. we are very appreciative of the rescuers that are on the ground. but we need more. we need more reinforcements. so there's nothing we can do but this. and hope. >> john, how long had the students been in haiti? and what was their mission there? >> they arrived on a week ago today. left early in the morning, and it was a mission of hope. these are children that had choices for their j term to do almost anything. but they chose too to haiti, a mission of hope to give their time to the needy and they, they
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began to accomplish that goal. they spent time with children at orphanages. you know, these are children that have great heart. you know, they're givers. and you know, that hope, we need to continue to have hope to get them back. and as my wife, jean said, we're very grateful for the efforts, the rescuers there now. but we need more, and we need more hope. and they will come back. >> yeah. there's also been a lot of frustration along the way. you were told that your daughter, britney, had been removed from the hotel, that she was all right. you went down to florida to be reunited with her. only to find out that was a false report. and you pleaded with the president in a news conference to send more people to haiti, to help with this rescue. do you feel in your heart that everything is being done that can be done at this point? >> meredith, no, we don't. as parents and children of
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people that are buried in that rubble. we need troops at that hotel. i have pleaded with the president, father to father, to please get the troops to the hotel montana. meredith, we're from worcester. you started at borc. >> i sure did. >> we know you, we watched you. all the people here, this is a nightmare. this is a living nightmare. we need government intervention. the united states of america needs to get to the hotel montana and get our children. now. >> cheryl ann, i know how much this trip meant toour daughter, to lynn's daughter. you did speak to her right before the earthquake struck. the trip had already changed her as a person, hadn't it?
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>> it did, it did. she was as a crossroads before she went down there. when she was home for christmas break, we were talking about when she went back, what she was going to do. she was in communications. and she said, mom, i really want to change my major. i want to go into human services. and we said, you know, brit, let's think about it let's see about it when you come back from haiti. she got down there on monday and her first email, i mean, i don't even think she was there probably two hours. and she sent me an email and said, mom, i know what i want to do with the rest of my life. and she knew that. and she, she loved being down there. she fell in love with the children. and so i think when she comes back, she's, i'm going to let her change her majo so -- >> i'm watching, lynn, the pain that you're going through, that all of you are going 32, and it is incredibly heartbreing. lynn and lennie, your step-dghter was also one of the students that you told had
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been removed from the rubble and was okay, only to find out that she's still missing. did the school give you any reason why this false report? >> they said it was a mix-up in communication. and as we all know, everybody is doing the best that they can. and the communication is very poor and that's one of the problems that we've been having. we don't get anything back. nobody does. it's not the university's downfall. they've been superb in the way they've handled this whole nightmare. >> but what we're really asking for, meredith, is we need people to get there and we need them to get there fast. time is working against us. i mean, if you can just take a moment and envision and what it would be like if it was one of your children or if it was one of your parents, that you didn't know for now for six days, what their condition was. whether they're under the rubble. whether they're hurting. you know, whether they're waiting for you to come rescue
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them. we're u.s. citizens. we achieve miracles. we need a miracle now. we need it today. >> and we're praying for a miracle for all of you. our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. you're so right, i'm a parent myself and i cannot imagine what you're going through. thank you so much for joining us this morning. and we are thinking of you and your children, your loved ones. and kelly, also we're thinking of your dad as well. >> thank you. we're back in a moment, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with more of "today" at the golden globes. al is in los angeles, where before the show he had the chance to hang out with the stars of one of the most talked-about movies of the year. al? >> it was a great time. i got, i had a fun assignment, matt. i got to sit down for two of the
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nominated stars of "precious." newcomer gabourey sidibe and actress, talk show host, comedian and now globe globe winner, mo'nique, who plays her abusive mother. >> my name, clarice, precious jones. i go by precious. >> not too long ago, you were an unknown college student. toda today, golden globe nominee for best actress. this is your first film and you're nominated for a golden globe. >> what's up with that? >> is this something you've always wanted? >> no, no, it isn't. i've never wanted to be an actress. i didn't want to be famous or any of it. but i know the day i showed up on set, i felt -- complete in a way, is that weird? i felt like, this is what i'm supposed to be doing with my life. this is it. and of course i want to continue doing it. >> i got kicked out of school
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because i was pregnant. >> i still need your discharge papers, otherwise we can't let you in. >> they were supposed to send you all that. >> you know what she called about. >> one of the things that impresses me about you, just watching your performance. meeting you, is that you are an extremely confident young woman. where does that come from? >> it really comes from, from me. in a lot of ways. i, i had, i have to figure out how to be happy with my own life. because i'm the only one that can live it. i made a decision to love myself. i made a decision to be happy with myself, no matter what i look like, no matter what my life is like. i'm going to enjoy it. >> have you made your final decision as to what you're going to be wearing on the red carpet tonight? >> yes, i've decided to wear a dress. >> okay. >> i think it's the right decision. >> yes, better than say, jeans, i'm guessing. >> yes. >> is this everything you thought it would be? >> it's more, so much more. >> we wish you all the best
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tonight. >> thank you. >> best of luck. i'm sure these are just the first of many bouquets you're going to be getting tonight. >> i hope so. i like flowers. thank you. >> not as much as diamonds, i'm sure. >> diamonds and flowers, what a world. >> i don't want you to -- sit there and judge me this way. >> you shut up and you let him abuse your daughter. >> i did not want him to abuse my daughter. those things that she told you he did to her, who else was going to love me? >> mo'nique, thanks for letting us stop by your house as you get ready for the golden globes. did you think this would be you? >> as a kid, i didn't know to say golden globes. but i saw this. i didn't know to put a title on it. but i would stand in the mirror with the brush and make my acceptance speech for something, baby, i was accepting something! >> speaking of speech, have you prepped a speech? >> i have not. i -- i don't prep speeches.
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because i feel like that's saying, i know. so it's like, if in the event they call my name, then whatever comes will come. >> and everybody kept asking me, did i know my speech. and i said, no, i don't know what i'm going to say because i don't want people to think i just know i done won something, so, no, i don't know. but i'm shaking and when i tell you all i am in the midst of my dream -- >> when you got this role, did you see the journey leading here? to this? >> no. when, when i accepted the role from mr. daniels, it was strictly out of a labor of love to get the message out. so never, we're going to get awards, no. >> there's been oscar buzz about this. and the other buzz that's out there, that i find fascinating, is that people have made a lot about the fact that you haven't done the usual oscar campaigning. are you surprised about this? >> when all of the talk started happening, mo'nique's not
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campaigning, she's not promoting this film, she's not behind the project -- well, the things that i could go to, i was more than happy to attend. the things that i couldn't, i couldn't. >> what do you think it is? >> the one thing iever understood, in reference to the campaigning part of it, what is it that i'm campaigning for? i'm not running for anything. while the performance is on screen. so what more do i have to prove? now when it came down to mo'nique wants to be paid for going out to promote this film -- i'm going to tell you exactly how that conversation went. i'm also a stand-up comedian. and by the grace of god, i make a pretty nice income, being a stand-up comedian. so if you call me and say, hey, we need to you come over here and tell these jokes. if you come here and tell these jokes, you'll walk away with six figures. if you come here to see the film, there's a possibility that you might win an award. well, i have a family. and as you can see, i'm a big
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woman. and we like to eat. do you hear me, al? we like snacks. we were just asking people, to make it make sense. and when they couldn't, then that's when you started reading the articles. mo'nique is being difficult. mo'nique wants to be paid to promote the film. >> so who are we wearing tonight? >> my gown is by -- and i got to say it right, baby, because i got to dance with it when i say it -- help me, help me, help me. rheem acra. >> there it is, you got to get into it -- rheem acra. >> are you excited? >> i am. >> we wish you the best of luck out there. >> thank you, brother. >> and of course, matt and meredith, the oscar buzz for both of these young women will continue, especially for mo'nique. now that she's won the golden globe. >> it worked out pretty well,
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didn't it? >> she so deserves it. thanks, al. we're back enter a moment on a monday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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the new movie, "the last station" is now in theaters and our gene shalit, thinks this story is worth the trip.
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>> good morning. the 19th century literary giant, count tolstoy, wrote two of history's exalted masterpieces, "anna carenina" and "war and peace." his personal life could be a be as stormy as his novels. after 48 years of passionate marriage, he chucks everything. wife, family, land. even the rights to his writing. that tumultuous final year of tolstoy's life floods michael hoffman's "the last station," a film of love, duplicity and rage. christopher plummer is a passive, bedevilled tolstoy. >> you should think twice before asking my opinion on anything. >> helen mirren, electrifying as stovia. >> god speaks through him. i recognize the cadence in his voice. >> god, this is unbearable, no wonder i feel lonely, i'm
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surrounded by morons. >> tolstoy's accomplice, sneezes when he's nervous. valentin's love for madga is nothing to sneeze at. >> god bless you. >> god bless you. >> the scheming vladimir chertkov, paul giamati incites tolstoy to change his will. >> i will speak to him at the first opportunity. >> an engrossing film of passions, intellectual, political, sexual, "the last station," tolstoy's told story. and that's the "critics corner"
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for today. >> there's more to come from new york and los angeles, including what natalie went through to get red-carpet ready. but first, your local news and weather.
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good morning. 43 degrees here in the nation's capital, 8:56 is our time as we zoom in on the lincoln memorial on the martin luther king jr. day here in washington. there will be a peace walk that begins in just a couple of minutes to commemorate this day. and then at 12:30 people will gather outside the 10th street baptist church and continue to the war memorial for a wreath laying ceremony. for more events, head to our website, we'll take a break and com
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good morning, sunshine has returned in the wake of the sunday rain and this morning temperatures are now climbing into the 40. we'll have lots of sunshine, and the northwest wind should progresses. and tomorrow highs in the low
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50s. and wednesday, partly cloudy and a bit cooler, looks like some chilly rain possible later in the day. >> good morning, things are back to normal, very quiet around 10. hovs lanes are restricted. the accident activity out of montgomery village on the southbound side have been cleared and delays have subsided. >> many of you continue to ask how you can help the victims of the earthquake in haiti, you can
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we're back now with morof "today" on a monday morning, the 18th of january, 2010. kind of a nice day, although a little breezy here in the northeast. but moderate temperatures, big crowd outside. a lot of people off today because of the martin luther king jr. day. so some people have off from work and school and we're happy that they're spending part of their day with us. inside studio 1a, i'm matt lauer along side hoda kotb and amy robach. al and natalie are out in los angeles, covered the golden globes last night and now giving us a report. give us a sense of how much sleep you've got or haven't got
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in the last day or so. >> about an hour o two, combined. >> natly was doing the preshow. >> the preshow and the after-show. >> as soon as i finished last night, i went to bed. >> not a lot of sleep, but a lot of fun. it was worth it. >> we'll get to see what happened behind the scenes. and in particular, natalie, what it took for you to get ready? >> that's right. i had some professional help. it was good. >> we started the night out -- >> greeting arrivals on the red carpet, too. >> that's the ostrich dress. >> wow. >> the one you ended up in was spectacular. >> yeah, i have to say, it was a tough choice. i really could not decide. but in the end i went with comfort. >> you get to keep all the others? >> no, no. these are all borrowed. >> all right. so you'll get to see what the big process is. >> the suitcase looked a lot bigger -- >> that's the pillow from the hotel room. >> i'm taking the one i borrowed
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from new york, i have to take it back. >> we'll check in with you in just a couple of minutes. and later on, we'll talk about get fit today. if you're looking for something other than a diet and a positive lifestyle change, we're going to learn about a new approach that might be right for you. >> you've got some of the top news stories of the day. yes, i do, 2,000 u.s. marines arrived off the coast of haiti to help speed supplies to earthquake survivors. search teams pulled more from the rubble this weekend for a total of 70. but at least 70,000 bodies have been buried in mass graves. security forces in afghanistan are said to be back in control in kabul after a deadly coordinated attack by militants. in the biggest attack on kabul in recent months, taliban militants blew up bombs at government buildings and opened fire in a shopping center in a battle that lasted for hours. at least five people were killed, dozens wounded. the man who shot pope john paul ii was released from a
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turkish prison today. he served 29 years for bounding the pope and for an earlier murder in turkey. in massachusetts today is the final full day of campaigning before a special election tomorrow, to fill the sete seat leftacant by the death of ted kennedy. on sunday, president obama campaigned for democrat martha coakley, who is locked in a tight race with republican state senator, scott brown. the result could dide the fate of president obama's health care overhaul. for the fifth week in a row, "avatar" held on to the top spot at the box office, taking in $41 million. and becoming the number three movie in all-time u.s. ticket sales. and now you're up to date. it's three minutes past the hour. >> sorry for encroaching in your shot there. i was trying to go over here and i was in amy's personal space. sorry about that. >> you just wanted our shoulder. >> shifting back and forth. let's go out to burbank for mr. roker's check of the weather.
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al? >> i have plenty of room to spread out here, matt. >> oh! [ laughter ] >> wait a minute, i don't they got that shot. do that again. okay, let's check -- >> feel the love. >> let's see what's happening. out west here, we have got a mess. i mean we've got the jet stream, 150 to 200 miles per hour coming across the south. typical el nino pattern. three big storms, one right after the other. flood watches for southern california, winter storm warnings forhe sierras. rainfall, unbelievable flooding. by tuesday morning, you can see three to seven inches of rain. by wednesday morning, another five to seven inches of rain. and by thursday, we're talking up to 15 inches of rain to 20 inches of rain in the southern foothills and the coastal areas of southern california. so and in the mountains, we're
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talking snow that will be registered in feet, maybe even yards. we are talking about a lot of good morning, temperatures are now reaching the mid 40s with the bright sunshine on this martin luther king jr. day. for the ceremonies and events, we should have good weather except the winds are going to increase a bit and maybe gusting 20 to 25 miles an hour out of the west. tonight mostly clear this evening and a few clouds morrow morning in the mid 30s tuesday morning and tuesday afternoon low 50s and partly hollywood's top stars had to shine their way through the rain last night at the 67th annual golden globes. where the year's best in film and television are honored by the hollywood foreign press.
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the soggy red carpet didn't dampen the party spirit at the golden globes. >> i would like a drink as much as the next man. and unless the next man is mel gibson! >> and the golden globe goes to -- "avatar." >> james cameron's spectacular 3-d science fiction adventure was the night's big winner, taking best drama and best director. >> this is a chance to get people back to the movie theater and have that big experience. >> first-time nominee, mo'nique, won best supporting actress for her work in "precious." >> first, let me say -- thank you, god, for this amazing ride. >> the ageless meryl streep won best comedy actress for her affectionate portrayal of tv chef, julia child. >> you're at the top of your career, when a lot of people would be thinking about slowing down. >> i'm thinking about it,
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believe me. the hits keep coming, babe and i'm really happy. >> real-life stories helped sandra bullock win for best actress in a drama, with "the blind side." and drew barrymore won best actress for hbo's "gray gardens." >> i'm not someone who takes things for granted. so this really hasn't necessarily hit me yet. >> also on tv, "mad men" won best drama series for the third year in a row. while the lovable "glee club" kids won for best musical or comedy. scoring one for all of us former band geeks and av squad in other words. >> i was in the a.v. squad, okay? all right? in fact, we had an -- a.v., that was our -- okay? >> back on the silver screen, the raunchy dudes in vegas film "the hangover" was the surprise winner for best comedy. will we see a hangover ii? >> you'll see a "hangover ii" tomorrow morning.
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and hopefully -- you'll see one next may, memorial day. >> best comedy actor winner, robert downey jr., joked about single-handedly carrying the film, "sherlock holmes." >> "avatar" is going to take us to the kwleeners, if they didn't have me, we didn't have a shot, buddy. >> offstage, the star gave credit where it's really due. >> with her on my arm, i knew that we'd really work hard and deliver a good product. >> jeff bridges, "crazy heart." >> the night's biggest ovation went to jeff bridges, who has long been treasured by his fellow actors. >> you're really screwing u my underappreciated status here. >> he was finally recognized as best actor in a drama for his role as a hard-drinking country singer in "crazy heart." ♪ >> it feels wonderful, man. it feels really wonderful. to get that kind of acknowledgement out there, i didn't kind of expect that. and -- it was, it was something, n, really something.
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>> well even though the red carpet was a sea of umbrellas last night, it sewer didn't stop the fashionistas from parading down. >> and jonathan anton and "today" style editor, bobbie thomas are back with their picks. marion cotillard, everything worked, what did you think? >> it was a beaiful balancing act, she was stunning. she was close to being my favorite right under kate hudson. >> i liked her dress. i thought thumb's up on the hair. i thought her hair looked really good. it was clean and back, but not too tight. kind of loose, it gave her some height. i think she stepped up. >> it was perfect for the neckline. the asymmetrical neckline, the big trend of the night. >> i got to tell you, i loved sandra bullock's dress. >> al was touching it the whole night. >> it was very airy, it was
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bottega sr. vanetta. it did look very airy. she's got such a hot body. i really would have loved to see her in something maybe a little form-fitting but i loved her dress. >> what about her hairdo? >> i loved her hair. i thought she was probably one of the best back-do irstyles of the night. really soft and pretty. >> what did the rain do, do you think? do people adjust -- >> did people adjust their hairstyles? >> the rain beat everyone up. it really got to everyone i worked on. it was tough. but everyone held out. it was all about having the right kind of hair for the weather. and the people that didn't -- >> it's all about the natural auties. >> wlets talk about the ones that you don't love, jonathan. you may remember from "house" the series, jennifer morrison. she had the bun going on. >> it kind of -- it had like an extra-terrestrial shape to it. that was my problem. if you look at her from the side -- it was a classic case of right idea, wrong execution.
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>> the dress is already so elaborate, too. >> it was too much. the bun was too big. it was too low, it should have been higher up and smaller. i just think she just missed. it's a shame, because she's beautiful,ou know. >> do you like the dress, bobbie? >> she is so beautiful. but i feel like the color was a bit washing on her, she's gorgeous, though. >> i loved drew barrymore's dress, especially with the, i don't know, something from a sea urchin. >> versace, really stole the show. she's a red-carpet risk-taker. she's going to do her old thing. this was old hollywood meets the future. it was very glamorous, the silhouette. but you see all of this interesting, unexpected detail. i mean on the hip and the shoulder -- beautiful. >> and jonathan, her hairdo? >> i didn't think so. i thought it was kind of fair. i thought it was simple. but i didn't think she was really taking any risks for her hair last night. >> i think the dress did so
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ch. >> quite possibly. >> to have something right here and you add something here -- >> i would have liked to have seen a soft beautiful finger-wave to go with her dress. >> for something that avant-garde for her to pull it off in such a pretty way is almost impossible to do. but she did it. >> penelope cruz dressed to the nines, as always. >> al and i saw her, she's the classic -- >> beauty. giorgio armani, you can't go wrong. >> absolute perfection. >> and the hair was stunning. >> absolute perfection. >> as hot as humanly possible. that wave was absolute perfection. >> she was probably -- that was my favorite look right there. absolute absolutely. >> chloe sevigny, she kind of went for broke here, right? >> when i first saw her on the carpet, it was breathtaking, all of the ruffles. she looked so beautiful in some
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shots. and when she turned, the ruffles felt a little overpowering. but i have to say, i really admire her for always trying something different. she's a little bit of a rebel. but this valentino, it definitely was lot. but she kind of worked it out. >> and julia roberts with the little black dress. some thought she was a little too plain, what do u think, bobbie? >> the effortless chic appeal she had. she had a necklace from van cleef and arpels on, she looked amazing. >> julia roberts hair, i thought it was so hot and babed out. >> it was perfect for the night. she just tossed her dress on. >> casual, beautiful. >> the other black dress -- >> our producer made us put in, jennifer aniston. >> gorgeous. >> because of this picture. >> forget about her hair, can we talk about her legs? >> that -- the most striking black dress. it goes to show you, don't
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underestimate the power of a black dress hanging on the rack. >> if you have a body like that? perfect hair. >> sometimes a wok will look at a black dress and think, another black dress. this will show you why it's classic. >> olivia wilde, she supports an oranage at three schools in haiti and she's donating 100% of her dress, the auction proceeds to the relief efforts. >> her look, gerard butler's look they're all going to donate their outfits to america's peace and justice auction. it was nice to know that the glamour would spin the spotlight on something else. >> she looked amazing. she had the old vintage sophia lon beautiful hair. >> who was there last night. >> yeah. >> she looked amazing, too. >> jonathan anton, bobbie thomas, thanks so much.
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who do you think dressed best? cast your vote on our website, >> still to come, how hard is it to pick out a dress? we'll see how our own natalie got ready on the red carpet, as we continue our coverage of the golden globes after these messages.
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last night, i hosted the preshow on the red carpet for the golden globes, so of course, i needed a dress. let's just say, deciding on the gown was the hard part. but playing dress-up was fun.
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♪ >> hey, natalie. >> kelly, oh, my gosh, i'm so excited to have you on my team. >> it's golden globes time. >> kelly catron is a no-frills stylist with her know show on bravo called "kel on earth." she's brutally honest. she was helping me find a dress for the golden globes. >> i've never done the red carpet. so i'm looking for something that will be wow, but at the same time, i have to work. what are we looking for? what are the trends this year for the red carpet? >> you can celebrate vintage which is also beautiful and you know no one else is going to be wearing what you're wearing. and could you be like michelle obama and do your part in introducing new and emerging designers. >> what's vintage, exactly? >> the rule is that it's 20 years. but the rule is flexible. >> what are your favorites? >> i love this. >> you know? >> red on the red carpet? >> it's the first thing that the
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eye notices, and it's mr. valentino and he also just retired. and he has a movie out right now. everybody will have to move out of your way when you walk in. this dress says, beep-beep, turn to the left. this, i just really want to see on you, this is thierry mugler. >> i couldn't resist this little number on the mannequin. >> this is vintage. this is a what not to wear. >> this is not for air. cue the can-can music. i feel like a bird. >> beautiful. a little understated. good time to talk about accessories. with a neckline like this it's all about the wrist and the ear. these are judith ripka stackables. this really elongates your neck. the rule in fashion to have one amazing thing on at all times. and the rest doesn't matter. >> you've got your sweatpants, you're headed out the door to target.
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and you have this on, the message is, do not mess with me, stand back. you look beautiful in this. >> i can barely breathe. >> this is why we call these dresses, a relationship dress. because you need to be in a relationship to wear it, okay? you cannot get in this by yourself. >> conservative? va voom! >> this is awesome. >> i think i might cry in absolute fashion happiness. >> this is autiful. voila. the belle of the ball. >> i'm having a big fashion dilemma. which to go with? >> this is halston, a great american designer, he kind of revolutionized fashion, brought it to the masses. >> it fits amazingly. >> this is an off-the-hanger fit. which is almost impossible. >> you do not look bad in one thing. which is another reason why i might have to hate you today.
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>> there's the kell i know. >> i think you have to take this dress with you, what do you think? >> time to get glam. let's go. >> this is definitely -- the little perks. it's not all about getting glam. because this right here is the homework. got to be ready. >> jim here is going to give me a smoky eye. okay. beautiful. so what dress will it be? >> i just made up my mind this morning. it's all about comfort. here it is, i went with the lavender. it's going to be a very long day and night and this is the one i feel most comfortable in. so this is the golden globe look. voila! let's go.
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>> so i have to thank kell kelly catron for styling me. it was a tough decision. >> that was the color of the snit. >> it turned out i was o trend. >> i did love the red valentino, also. >> not one of them really didn't look good on you. >> but in the end, it truly is, it's a long day as you know and you're working the carpet. you want to just fit with everybody else. so i was all about the comfort factor. >> and the relationship dress you said was like wearing a corset. >> i couldn't t it over my ribcage. it wasike the "gone with the wind" scene where you have to have somebody pull it on you and tuck you in. i couldn't go with that one. >> the purple one was perfect, it didn't show any raindrops, a lot of people you could tell were soaked and you looked fresh as a daisy. >> and i was soaked, but i guess because it's a lightweight silk it dried up preetly immediately.
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and judith rip ka, thank you for allowing me to wear the jewels. >> i think i have to borrow the stylist's line -- i think i have to hate you now. >> the other thing we have is kelly catron has a reputation of being tough to work with but i have to tell you, she is the sweest person, kept calling me and making sure i was okay with everything. so thank you, kelly. i owe you big-time. >> she's got a bravo show coming up, doesn't she, nat? >> she does, "kell on earth" so we're looking forward to that. we'll be back after this. cococome up for a visit.
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at 9:26 is your time, now 45 degrees, a nice day ahead after a wet sunday, tom will have your forecast after the news. today is monday january 18, 2010. in the news this morning, a death investigation is underway in arlington county. police say a man died after a struggle with officers and after he was tasered. it happened around 8:00 last night. police responded to a larceny call and found the man combative and incooperative. police then tasered a man when he resisted arrest. it's department policy to call an ambulance after someone is tasered. the cause of the death is still under investigation. you may get a refund if you
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good morning. temperatures now into the 40s, climbing into the low 50s with lots of sun and a blustery northwest wind.
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>> it looks pretty good here at the american legion bridge. on back to you. >> thanks very
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despite the rain, the stars were shining brightly on the red carpet last night at the golden globes. and al and natalie are in burbank this morning, finishing up their coverage of the golden globes with look at the fashion on the red carpet. look at that, still looks shiny and new. >> i can't believe they're still awake. >> after staying up all night long. i'm amy robach, along with hoda kotb and we had plenty of sleep last night, so there is that. >> i almost feel guilty. coming up, what you think can also affect your weight. it's all about a mind body connection. so we'll hear from a fitness expert and motivational speaker about how you can get yourself fit by having a more positive
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attitude about yourself. look at how happy all o them look. but sometimes even after you work out, you have to treat yourself to a good burger. that's what i like to do. and when you think burgers, you don't necessarily think of the garden state. but this is a new jersey original you will flip over apparently. we'll show you how to make the best patty melt ever. >> yum, that looks delicious. b fir we'll check in with al roker for a final check of the weather. hey, al. let's see what's happening as far as the week ahead is concerned. we're looking at a mess here out west. in fact, over the next week, really, heavy rain for much of california. above-normal temperatures for the eastern two-thirds of the country. snowshowers in new england. another storm comes into the west coast. rain in the southeast to the mid-atlantic states and then latter part of the week, more rain, more snow, more heavy rain in the southwest. above-normal temperatures from the great lakes to the gulf co
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good morning, for the king day event and ceremonies, we'll have pleasant weather, although the went is a bit blustery now, temperatures are in the mid 40s, it's 45 in washington and we'll see highs climbing into the low 50s today, with winds gusting out of the northwest. and tonight mostly clear, but then a few clouds by dawn tomorrow and partly cloudy, still on the mild side on tuesday, a bit cooler wednesday, could get some chilly rain on thursday as well as friday. that's your latest weather. hoda. we'll see you a little later and again at 10:00. coming up, unlocking the secrets to wellness, it's a philosophy forfeitness. right after these messages. in dependability ong all automakers.
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mind-body fitness philosophy. fitness instructor and motivational speaker, patricia moreno is out with a new book. "the seven secret principles to thinner peace." i like that. and i've been practicing. because you want to say, intensity, but it's inten-sati. why did you make a change on the pronunciati pronunciation. >> i wanted to create a word that when people saw it, they would have to go, what is this? this is not like anything else i've ever seen before. i took two words, inten comes from the word intention and sati comes from the word mindfulness. so it's the practice to teach yourself to keep your mind on what you want to achieve in your life. instead of what i call the whiner or worrier. you've struggled with your weight and battled eatg disorders for you say, most of
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your life. >> i grew up in a family of 11 kids, eight girls, i'm the youngest. so we were always dieting. by the age of ten. i was on a diet. i was 210 pounds by the time i was 13. so i got into exercise to help me lose the weight. but then i also started to overexercise and was had bulemia for like ten years. and even though i was getting thin and fit i was the most depressed i ever was and i realized something just wasn't working. >> this book is based on a fitness experience you teach here in new york city. and we're always talking about here's the new diet. why is your method unique? and it's more than a fitness row teak. >> it's much more than a fitness routine. when i created this program, i created it because i was really studying and researching a lot of self-help books. i had my favorite authors and i thought -- there needs to be a way to help people implement all of this great information so
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what's different about inten-sati, i give people the principles and think how can i focus my mind and focus on what i want to be, instead of complaining and worrying. >> anybody who has been in a fitness class, especially one that is this intense, looks pinned but everyone here looks so happy. >> it's amazing, the weight loss, people are claiming weight loss between 25 and 100 pounds. it's amazing. but if you do one class, you're burning 650 to 800 calories in one class, that's significant. but what's even more impressive to me is what people are saying, they're receiving it from it. one, they're going for their dreams because they're believing in themlves. they're feeling more optimistic, more courageous and confident. they're finding the jobs of their dreams. finding the relationships of their dreams and they're feeling more empowered. so that's the results that i really find empowering. >> if fact, the first principle
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in your book you say as soon as you make the decision to change, your life will follow. it's about making the initial decision. how do you stick to the decision? >> what i talk about in the principle is that your thoughts are really what move you and guide you. and most people think of their thoughts as just like, observations. oh, i'm fat. oh, i'm too tired, i have no will power. but i ask people to think of their thoughts as commands. when you think of a thought as a command, because what you think about, you bring about. you become it. i train people to really understand that once you make the decision to change your mind, you're self-taught. the way you talk to yourself. no one whispers in your ear more than you do. and you believe those words that you repeat to yourself. so this is the practice of taking thoughts that you don't yet believe, and practicing them, putting emotion into them and becoming them. you change on a mental and physical and spiritual level. so it's putting into practice all of those great self-help books. >> patricia moreno, we certainly appreciate you joining us today,
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>> rain or shine, it's red carpet time. ♪ >> i just want to run down the carpet. >> penelope, va va voom, girls. >> remember we're both at the golden globes. remember we used to sit on the couch and watch them. >> oscar de la renta. >> that's a good man to be wrapped around your body. >> zac posen. >> face by sam fine. >> who am i wearing, honey? >> dolce and gabbana. >> sears and roebuck. >> armani. this is balenciaga, but i'm with tom ford. >> y can't do better than that as your accessory. >> i get to show off my bride. >> kevin hall, face by bobbie
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brown. the bobbie brown, yeah. >> i notice you're both wearing the ribbons for haiti tonight. >> yeah, we are, we're thinking about it keeping it in our minds. >> it's raining. and i said it would! >> vy festive, very wet. >> the great idea of the pink umbrella. >> a little spotty. >> a japanese material, it's plastic. >> s it's waterproof? >> i'm hoping. >> we'll let you dance between the raindrops. >> thank you so much. ♪ >> i'm almost going to blush, but are you a member of the mile-high club? do you get that question? >> bobbie, bobbie. >> i had to, everybody's like, you have to ask her that. >> this is driky. i plead the fifth. >> i made the dress.
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>> did you really? >> yeah. i was up all night, sewing. >> cutting out all of that? >> i wanted there to be little holes in it. >> absolutely. i do her hair, her makeup and i sew her dress. this is from next fall, a sneak peek. >> anyone who knows me in real life knows i'm a hot mess on a day-to-day basis. so for a bunch of people to come together and paint me up is a real treat. >> how many people did it take? >> like 50 people, like the people that work the macy's parade, with the balloons. >> what's in your bag? >> can i look? >> i don't know, i just got it through security. i have a small bottle of vodka. a tiny one. >> i can't wait to get inside because there's a lot of champagne. >> yeah, a lot of champagne. >> a lot of champagne flowing for her, i'm sure. >> coming up in short order, diner classic that you can sink your teeth into. and it will melt in your mouth as well. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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9:56 is our time right now, 45 degrees here in the nation's capital. kind of a mild day. lots of surge on this martin luther king jr. day. an alert for metro riders, add at least 40 minutes to your travel time. the grover and strathmore stations are closed until tomorrow morning. there will be busses between stations. >> good morning, there is the view from our city camera, showing the sunshine pouring down on the washington monument, jefferson memorial there in the foreground. temperatures in the mid 40s around the region. 45 in washington. we'll have highs today climbing into the low 50s with a blustery northwest wind. tomorrow looks to be partly cloudy, highs reaching the low 50s, and then on wednesday, partly cloudy and into the mid
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40s, looks like a chilly rain is possible into the lowi 40s and then over the weekend near saturday and sunday. could get some more rain late on sunday.ñi >> let's get a check on our traffic with jim russ. >> we have got a stretch of 355 closed near the tuckerman lane because a wire is down in the roadway. joe, back to you. >> jim, thanks very much. many of you continue to
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television hi, everybody. it is monday. it's january 18th. it is officially now martin luther king day. >> uh-huh. >> federal holiday. >> yep. >> marking the birthday of the great, late reverend martin luther king jr. >> right. >> he would be 81. >> wow. >> i believe now. >> wow! . he was born in '29 right? no, that was -- hello. i was reading something off the prompter. it was a mistake. >> you've only done four hours
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of television today, hoda. >> thank you. >> how do you do it? you had a nice weekend, right? >> i had a great weekend. i went to washington, gave a speech for our affiliate wrc at this expo they have. they get like 80,000 people to show up at the civic center -- convention center, i mean. it was fun. my mom came. we ended up having some fun. i wore the same dress. i keep wearing it over and over again. >> you needed an excuse to see your niece. >> i did. >> my mom will be 80 years old tomorrow. she's down in our place in the keys and had a little health scare yesterday and was rushed to the hospital with what we think was probably a mini stroke. she's been battling that, sort of, over the years. mom, i love you. i'm praying for you. you're going to be strong. >> she is a strong woman. that joanie is strong. >> love you mom. al and natalie, who have been tireless, tireless, working nonstop. >> they're having a ball. are you kidding? >> they are exhausted!
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they are exhausted. >> hi, you guys. >> are you going on fumes? >> we're doing fine, actually. >> al is like mr. energy. he comes in this morning, has his ipod blasting. what was it, jefferson starship? >> "we built this city," then lionel ritchie, dancing on the ceiling. >> channelinging the '80s. we're having a great time. >> was it worth it? >> oh, yeah. >> oh, great. >> it was fabulous. what was nice about it, we've been talking about this all morning. haiti was really on everybody's mind there. you know, everybody wearing the ribbons. obviously george clooney is planning this -- >> telethon. >> massive telethon. >> friday. >> which he will be on 11 broadcasting cable networks. so, it was -- you know, it was the globes and the glamour, but it had a purpose. >> absolutely. and a lot of great moments. >> how did you think ricky jervais did as a host?
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>> he was great. >> i thought he was fantastic and he brought down the house with his introduction to mel gibson. >> take a look. >> honestly, i like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is mel gibson. >> wait, there's more. >> gibson -- >> wait, here you go. >> you haven't seen this part of it. gibson really -- >> he plays along. >> all right. all right. i mean -- i'm here to talking about "inglorious basterds." >> you thought he was channeling you, kathie lee. >> that's right. >> natalie, you were choosing -- she had a fashion dilemma, two dresses she was debating right before she left, a beautiful red one, a beautiful purple one. it turned out to be a rainy day. you went with purple, right? >> i was so lucky and so glad i
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did that. first of all, the color that was really on the red carpet. >> oh, my gosh, natalie. whose is it? it's gorgeous. >> thank you. it's a halston. it's so fluid and flowy that even though the rain got to it a little bit, it sort of just air dried right away. it wasn't too bad. who did you -- did you have a favorite speech of the night? did you stay up late and watch? >> i liked monique's speech. i thought she was great. >> i have to be honest, i was going back and forth. >> the jets? >> no, i do "24." the yets, no, no. >> thanks a lot. >> yeah, thanks for the support, kathie lee. >> i was watching. hey, i have to cover all bases. >> why? why? >> because -- >> does anybody in your housework for fox? >> no comment. >> no. >> so, who were you impressed with? >> you know who was really brilliant, i thought, was robert
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downey jr., thanking his wife -- sort of thanking her. ke a listen. >> "avatar" was going to take us to the cleaners. if they didn't have me, we didn't have a shot, buddy. what am i going to do? thank joel silver? the guy has only restarted my career 12 times. >> in the beginning of the speech, he said i would like to thank my wife, susan, for telling me not to worry, that matt damon was going to win and i didn't have to write a speech. >> it's so great to see him doing so well. remember his troubles seem like a million miles away. >> so true. >> this woman, susan, his wife, has been such an extraordinarily good influence on him. >> well, and they're partners in the film. she's the producer. >> joel silver introduced them on a previous movie and it's been terrific. and i think really the sentimtal moment was when jeff bridges won and that spontaneous
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eruption, standing ovation from folks was amazing. >> i think that was my favorite moment. >> dad and his mother. >> he has been so appreciated within the industry for years and years and years, but overlooked in the awards department. and it was just his time. and i have seen this movie. >> you loved it. >> oh, my gosh! it's not your typical feel-good movie, but it's a brilliant, absolutely brilliant portrayal. he so deserves this. i don't think there's any doubt he's going to win the oscar this year. i was happy for sandra bullock. >> i know, so glad she won. >> your likeness, kathie lee. >> she owes it all to me, but who doesn't? >> your soul sista. >> yeah, baby. thanks, you guys. get some rest. >> what other networks will you be watching tonight? >> i'm a very fair person, al. you know that about me. >> oh, yes. >> i was a big fan of that show years before i came to work here and i don't think you should
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change your loyalties to things. >> so, you could just dvr it and then watch it later. >> if i knew how. >> that's the whole issue. >> we love you guys. >> fly back safely. >> thanks. see youomorrow. now, natalie, we should talk about this. they talked about this telethon for haiti. it will go across all networks. >> all networks. >> wyclef jean and george clooney have put it together. it is a great way to raise money on the 2nd at 8:00 pm eastern time. >> hope for haiti, right? >> it has bono, sting, justin timberlake, alicia keys, all a-listers. the more you see the images, i think everyone at home wants to do something. this would be a great way to do that. >> that's why this thing with conan and jay is so much more off-putting than it might be because of what's going on in haiti with the incredible destruction and the suffering. to see these guys,ou know,
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battling it out as if it's the only world that matters and it's all about money and people are having so much trouble just putting food on their tables. >> i'm kind of sick of -- i'll just be honest. i'm sick of watching really rich people complain. that's starting to bug me. it's like really? >> when regis does it, it's cute. >> but there's something about watching someone who has -- people have so much money. >> yeah. >> complaining about things. you feel like there are people who have legitimate beefs in their life and they have tough roads ahead, but these guys don't. we're talking about movie shows 30 minutes. >> it all seems very trivial. >> it all seems weird. yeah. >> it's sort of backlashing on them now. people were sort of interested in it and it was kind of cool and then all of a sudden haiti happened. that's a minder, people, get your priorities straight. this is life and death. >> back to haiti for a second, i cannot believe they are still finding people. it's almost been five days. they are findi people alive. now they found 70 people, but
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the idea that they can pull a child or some woman who was trapped in what used to be a grocery store and they were able to get little pieces of food and stuff just laying there, under the rubble. >> and water. >> yeah. just these rescue teams are unbelievable, what they're doing. so -- >> that brings us to the idea -- we would love to know your thoughts on this. they're announcing now how much money people are giving to haiti relief. and i think any time people give, it's a beautiful, beautiful thing. >> sure. >> but it sort of smacks for me a little bit of do you have to put out a press release? i don't know. what do you all think at home? >> sometimes we hear what certain stars are giving but you don't hear about what -- i'm sure tons of people are giving who don't say hey, guess what i gave? because how would you know what i give unless we say? >> true giving, the concept of it, is anonymously. >> i agree with that. >> god sees it.
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i don't know. love to know how you all feel about that. although, thank you, everybody, for being so generous, you know. >> can we talk real quick about sports for a second? hi, the jets had that incredible game yesterday and won and the saints who are going to win the whole thing are off and running. i am so excited! >> don't walk around new york saying that very much, hoda. i know you love new orleans and -- >> for those of you who don't have a team in the game, if you don't have a dog in the race, please pick that one. >> all righty. so -- >> what? >> let's see. are there other things we want to talk about? >> yes. something in "the times," the other day, famous movie quotes everyone is always requoting? >> unfortunately, though, it gets lost in translation. >> yes. >> and they end up being different from what they originally were. >> yes. here is the quote from "dirty harry." the quote is, do you feel lucky, punk? that's the quote. do you remember? >> but that's not what he actually said. what he actually said is, you've
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got to ask yourself one question, do i feel lucky? well, do ya, punk? >> it's been shortened. >> sort of. >> from "casablanca," play it again, sam. >> he never said that. >> he never said play it again, sam. >> he should have. >> the actual thing he said is, play it, sam. play as time goes by. what is going on? why don't we know the right quotes? what's the other one? from "wall street" greed is good. >> no, he said greed, for lack of ay better word, is good. >> i love "wall street" the first time. >> last one from "apocalypse now" i love the smell of napalm in the morning. it smells like victory. >> what did she say? >> they said i love the smell of napalm in the morning. you know one time we had a hill
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bombed for 12 hours. when it was all over i walked up. we didn't find one of 'em. >> we need short quotes. short and sweet for us. >> that's what it is. >> all rht, miss sarah, did you have a nice weekend, honey? >> i did. it doesn't roll off the tongue as easily. >> no. >> we're talki to the fans about favorite moments from alexander, and pam, they said monique, drew barrymore, meryl streep. >> how elegant and classy was she? >> when they thanked their loved ones, watching jeff bridges go, take a shot of my wife, i think, melts me. she said it's the first time she felt like someone had her back. >> those are great moments. >> so, that's what you think. but what do our people think? >> they al said the same thing. pam said robert downey jr.'s speech. >> i don't know if your mike -- you're just talking on and on. >> it's not working, okay. >> you were really good. >> sarah was just great.
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>> thank you. >> we'll save a little time for you at the end of the show. okay, darling. thank you. up next, the stars were out last night for the 67th golden globe awards. >> who wore what and who we it best, bobbie thomas, up next.
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it was a rainy day for the golden globes last night, but that didn't put a damper on the shimmering red carpet. >> here with the trends are hal rubenstein of "in style" magazine and style editor and our pal, bobbii thomas. hi, guys. >> hi, ladies. >> good morning. >> good morning, good morning. so, hal -- >> yes? >> tell us about the trends. looking as a layperson, i saw a lot of color, but what did you see as the big fashion trends on the carpet? >> i mean, this sounds odd to call it a trend, but i think dressing like a grown-up was actually a great new trend.
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but grown women are dressing like grown women and the idea of just clothes that really just -- are body conscious but grazing and really curvaceous, like juliana marguiles, the idea of showing just like a woman's form and a woman's shape without it being sort of showing off on a red carpet. real women you can imagine wanting and wearing these dresses. >> then what did you think of tina fey's? >> she was dressed big and exploding. that, for me, was not sort of the trend that a woman watching the show would say i want that dress. it's a fun dress, but that wasn't the trend to me that struck so hard. >> it wasn't what stood out. >> no. >> it was youthful and she looked adorable. >> it's tina fey and there's a great energy. you want her to do something that's energetic and really up. when you look at like calista
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flockhart, kyra sensedgewick, a vera wang. >> this carpet was so fun to watch. any woman sitting at home with her cosmo and cupcake would tell you there's not a plain dress in sight, embellishment, details, and black was such a classic color that still you'll see at every awards show. i really fell in love with some of the classic black beauties. helen miren. >> she dresses gorgeous. >> killer. speaking of womanliness. >> her body, i thought, standing next to her, she was drop dead gorgeous and meryl streep, somebody who just looks stunning, less was more. she had this fantastic belt on and draped open neckline. >> we're looking at penelope cruz. >> look at vera's dress.
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dolce and gabana. jennifer aniston also, we're seeing lots of slits and sexiness. i just loved the ack. it was so dramatically chic and classic. >> almost '40s style. >> right. and then there was this wonderful blushing romance, very pale pink colors. drew barrymore in versace and jennifer garner, who really is the most beautiful girl next door, also in versace as well, calista flockhart in a romantic dress that is actually worn backwards. >> did you like the -- >> that incredible starburst on her shoulder. emily blunt in that dolce gabana gown is stunning. >> this is a big trend we're going to see come spring, too, in everyday casual clothes, too. lots of femininity. >> we're going to put you on the spot. i know you hate doing this, but too bad.
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who with his your favorite? who did you love and who did you not like? >> and you're going to hate me for this. my favorite is easy. it was marion cotier. i didn't dislike anybody. that's a very "in style" thing and you're going to crank on t i thought people looked terrific last night. considering they had to deal with all that rain, even better. >> bobbie? >> definitely, kate hudson, is so breathtaking. the construction on that dress, a struured bodice and the white stuck out. it was clean and fresh, such a beautiful gown with the full skirt and the earrings. >> look at the neckline of that dress. that's what we were talking about with detail and construction. >> i do see tan lines, like hoda's. >> you see what? >> tan lines. >> could see a little tan line just then. everybody looked gorgeous. >> again, ikt help that. >> thanks, hal. thank you, bobbie.
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>> rate the fashions vote on still ahead, what? >> lot of gossip on the red carpet. >> plus the outpouring support for haiti. we've got all the buzz. >> oh, man, that's not far from the truth.
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still to come, soup's on. we'll take a quiz as to how much nutrition is in your favorite bowl of soup. from the latest gossip to the gold een globes, all the bu. plus in the fast lane with jimmie johnson, in our studio. he's going to talk to us. >> did he drive here? >> i think, fast. really fast. >> did he obey all the speed laws? after your local news.
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coming up today at midday. >> hollywood recognizes it's biggest stars at the golden globes. those stories and more plus news and traffic coming up on news4 midday.
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it's monday, which means it's time for "today's" buzz, where we fill you in on everything hollywood in the entertainment world. >> that's right, roseann coletti is here to fill us in on all the buzz. >> ladies, good morning. >> not a lot of sleep last night. >> no, we stayed up late last night. >> ricky gervais, had an do you think on a scale of one to ten, how did he do? >> i was disappointed. i didn't find him as funny as i expected him to be. >> me, too, because i find him hysterical. >> he started up all buttoned up with his tie and then the shirt came down.
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>> he was drinking through the entire thing. >> and selling his cds and dvds, right? >> it might have been funnier, had he not been drinking. >> i was getting out of the bathtub, so i missed the penis referenc pardon me, everybody. >> hello! >> i said, what was he talking about? apparently he was talking about -- >> something. >> a problem with himself. i said he started off that way? >> there was so much that went on during that show. i thought it was one of the best award shows i've ever seen and the women looked fantastic. >> right. we like to see them all sort of trying to get there. it's the unstructuredness of it. >> chloe had her dress ripped. >> what was the story with her? >> apparently someone stepped on her dress, lots of ruffles. >> practically covered her face. there's the train. >> of course someone is going to step on it. look how long and flowy it is. >> that room is very small, very tight. they're all seated together. apparently, he stepped on the
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dress. i don't know if he even knew it. she got up and was flustered by the time she got to the stage. >> what happened with fellicity huffman? >> yes, she got up to -- i don't know if it's the prompter. >> she's usually perfect. >> don't know? >> i thought she was great, though. >> the tone kept changing, went from funny and light to serious about haiti and back and forth. i thought that was an interesting thing that the hollywood people did. >> lots of ribbons and talking about that and lots of celebrities have made big donations for haitian relief. >> we were just talking about that. you know how we get a list of this celeb gives 1 million, this -- does someone tell the papers this is what they give? >> they send out press releases to make the announcement, which i think is good. it's one thing to donate quietly, but on oert hand, when you donate public bely, it encourages other people to come forward. sandra bullock, she gave $1 million. she's very generous.
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>> apparently behind the scenes after the party, she was still so shocked that she had won, she was asking her friends whether or not they could see through her dress. she was like, please tell me they couldn't see through my dress. >> she looked beautiful. >> she did, but we asked her, how are you feeling? she saz i'm dizzy. >> let's switch gears and talk about jay leno and conan. does there come a point where people are tired of rich people complaining? >> appartly a lot of his staff does, and they may not be part of the settlement. what do they do? >> we don't know. >> we don't know that yet. can you blame them? they upset their lives and went out there. >> that is also show business, kids. been in it for 35 years. there is alwys that risk every time you make a change like that. that's the risk of this business. >> so far, i don't think people are resenting them. i think they're enjoying it because the ratings have been up on their shows. the barbs they've been taking at
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each other. >> people are starting to pay attention? >> yeah. conan's ratings are all up. >> for one more week apparently. >> yes. >> a little piece of youtube take. this is noah cyrus, miley's younger -- >> 9-year-old sister. ♪ but we kicked them to the curb unless they look like mick jaggar. ♪ getting too drunk drunk ♪ >> that's a song everyone loves. >> right. >> i know the words are too advanced obviously, but a lot of kids just sing words they don't even know what they're singing. >> don't make a video if they're famous and put it on youtube. you do wonder about these parents. miley has done so many inappropriate things for her age, showing her bra and her pictures on myspace. >> vanity fair. >> yes. >> not the first time noah has had her picture out there. remember the halloween, she was
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sexy, very seductive. >> i didn't see that. this didn't upset me so much. >> no. >> you're very tolerant. >> no, no, i am such a disciplinarian. i couldn't understand a lot of the words. >> she's talking about getting drunk. >> but she's singing the words off a catchy song everybody is singing. sometimes i sing words and i say what did i just sing? >> she's also danced around a stripper's pole, too. >> she saw her sister doing it. >> but she's 9. >> where are the parents? >> let them take a little closer look. up next, get ready to slurp up some useful information as opposed to what we just did. >> the nutritional value of your favorite winter soup, after this.
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and now on eat smart today,
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the truth on our favorite soups from egg drop to cream of potato, what are the healthiest options when we're craving something hot? >> ivillage contributor madeline thurstrom is here. >> these games are getting harder because you girls are getting way too smart. >> no, i always lose at these. >> today we're going to talk about all things soup. nice introductory question, gazpacho and a bowl of vegetable soup. which one has fewer calories? >> i always thought the did. >> me too. t, fewer calories. >> wgazpacho and 120. both good choices. these have more chopped up veggies in this. >> ramen noodles was the end of me in college. i gained 20, 25 pounds. >> they're fast. >> they're fast and they're cheap. you can microwave them. we're going to talk about the salt in this package in this serving. is the salt in this, is it 30%,
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50% or 75% of your daily recommended salt intake? >> i'm going to 50. >> i'm going to go high. even more maybe. >> well, 30, 50r 75? >> 75. >> you're right. >> what? >> it's 1,800 milligrams be very careful with this. >> is the salt in this little -- they give you the flavoring packet. >> yes, so cooking it in wat you'll do better. now some of this -- >> crackers. >> melba toast. >> oyster crackers. >> club. >> and triskets. we want to rearrange these from the lowest to the highest. >> you want to do it? >> this to highest. what's the lowest, do you think? >> they're selling them as like half the calories or something. >> let's switch these two. >> we weren't even done. >> one more try. try one more time.
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>> again? >> no. i'll give you a hint. this goes first. >> wait, this is the lowest? >> this is the lowest, 22 oyster crackers, trisket thins, melba toast and then the buttery club crackers are the highest. >> wow! >> these are so delicious. >> 70, 100. >> love these. >> take the calories in regular triskets and make them nice and skinny. >> i was surprised about the oyster crackers. >> they're not buttery. soupan have some fiber. we have these three fruits. together they have nine grams of fiber. no which of these black bean soups would you have to eat to get the equivalent of nine grams of fiber? is it 12 ounces, 16 or 20 ounces? >> i'll say the small. >> take the biggest. >> hoda is right, 12 ounces. this has nine grams of fiber. very good choice. >> wait, is there fiber in bananas? >> potassium.
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>> potassium, too. >> i always get consequence patpate when i eat bananas. >> i don't think america needed to know that. the crew is looking at you differently. >> sorry. >> what is this? >> looks like nothing but calories. >> this is going to be a fat question. this is cream of potato soup. do you think it has to be such a belly buster? eight ounces of cream of potato soup have more than 15 grams of fat or less than 15 grams of fat? >> i'm going to say le because of what you said. >> catch up to the hints. less, 13 grams of fat. >> give me a -- thank you! >> not a low-fat food but it's not something you have to stay away from. >> potatoes are very good for you. it's what you add to the potatoes. >> exactly right. >> asian soups. rank these in terms of lowest to highest calories. egg drop. >> lowest. >> what's this? >> egg drop is lowest. >> you're kidding. >> lowest is egg drop. >> because of this noodle thing.
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this is different, this question. low, medium, highest calorie. this is wonton. still a good choice. last question, half a cup of noodles or matza ball. >> noodles. >> no. >> who wins the prize? >> it's me. >> it's tied. >> you always think it's you. >> making all kinds of soups on your own. >> that's cool. you can have that. i don't cook. you have to add things? no thank you. >> you're so generous. up next, we get revved up for nascar champ jimmie johnson, who is absolutely adorable. >> look at jerry in the background. >> testing our nascar knowledge, which i think will be more limited than our nutrition.
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jiie swrjohnson loves his job. and why wouldn't he? >> in 2009 he did what no other driver, no other, has done in nascar's 61-year history. he won his fourth consecutive championship. jimmie johnson, what an accomplishment. >> thank you. >> yeah, congratulations. >> the last four years have been amazing to us. really, eight years i've been in the sport have been pretty unreal. >> wow, have you always been interested in cars since you were a little boy? >> my interest was in motor s k motorcycles and i grew up racing motorbikes. >> your truest adventure will start in july when you and your wife, chandra, have your first baby? >> we're really excited. it's only been a short period of time, but everything so far has been really exciting. >> that's great. >> nascar in general is one of those things -- i went to one nascar race. the number of people who show up days early, it was pouring in rain, in ponchos, it is an amazing group of fans you have,
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isn't it? >> it is, and they make it possible for us to go out and do what we love. they show their commitment week in and week out across the country. >> they follow you like groupies. >> you've got big things coming up, don't you? >> endurance race, 24-hour endurance race at the end of the month. >> how do you train for that? >> it's tough. you don't sleep through the night. maybe two, three hours of sleep, and you're back in the car again. >> lot of coffee. but then you have to stop for a coffee break -- you know what i mean. >> a break, break. >> eat a banana, according to hoda. >> you're going to test our knowledge. >> i am. >> it's going to be sad. >> i'm going to win. go! >> the first question is what do we wave to start a nascar race. >> red flag. >> white flag. >> yellow flag. >> keep going. >> green, green! yes. i knew it was green. >> purple. >> number two, what does the grand marshal say? >> ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. >> get, ready, set, go.
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>> i'm not sure who went first, but you got it right. >> that's what i say to frank every night. >> how many miles is in the daytona 500? >> 500. >> 500. >> i was right. >> didn't i just say that? >> not loud enough. 2-1. >> oh, hoda -- >> go, girl. come on. you won the soup. >> how do you slow down the car. >> what? >> how do you slow down the car? >> you take your foot off the gas. >> or possibly the brake pedal. >> now he's trying to make us look stupid. i thought it was a trick question. >> ladies, does this interest you at all? >> i know roger penske personally. that's all that matters. he's my friend. >> you can learn it all in here. >> nascar for dummies. >> it was 2-1. >> you won that, hoda. you must be very proud. >> it was 2-1. >> thank you. jimmie, thank you. >> here are your prizes. >> look, we won a prize. >> you need that 48 gear. don't forget about your 48 gear.
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>> that's you, huh? >> we'll share, kath. >> i'll give you some soup for a hat. >> good luck. >> so appreciated. >> thank you so much. up next -- >> why you need a will and what you can do about it. we'll be back with more of "today" on n
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and now on the mini money makeover, most people don't have a will, but they need one. >> wendy wagner is a divorced mother of three children and making a will had been on her mind for a long time. >> jean chatzky helped wendy make it happy. wendy, jean. >> ladies. >> it's tricky when you make a will. a lot of thgs that you don't want to think about. >> when you're a young woman, you're not thinking about death. >> what gets in the way for most people is who is going to get the kids. they don't want to say it will be your sister or your brother. it's hard to make that choice. >> to address that.
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>> and you have to talk to your ex-husband about that, too. doesn't he have some say in it? >> absolutely. >> was that the trickiest part, wendy? >> yeah. we sort of knew -- he had made a will before i did. so, he had things set up for what would happen if i died and then he had the kids and then what would happen -- >> while you were still married? >> right. >> you're 38 years old. >> 37. >> don't rush it. >> sorry. 37 years old. why was this something you were even concerned about? i understand most people, 60 to 70% don't have wills. >> don't have wills. >> why was it something you were thinking about? >> it was something on my mind ever since i had my first child. time got in the way. we were both working two jobs. it kind of slipped down our priority list. >> what weekendy said to me whe she got in touch was that she was going to start a job potentially where she had to drive back and forth to work and that time in the car commuting, it gets on your mind and you think what if something happened to me? so, wendy is from wisconsin. we called the wisconsin bar
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association. they found us an attorney, lori klinkhammer. she did not only did a basic will but health care proxy so if something happened to you someone could make health care decisions on her behalf and power of attorney so if something happens somebody can write checks on her behalf. >> what happens if, god forbid, you're in a terrible car accident. >> and there's no will. >> there's no will. >> in her case, the children would go with her ex-husband. if something happened to both of them, however -- >> then what? >> at around the same time, it gets into a very, very nasty, potenti potentially, be court proceeding over gardenship, which is terrible for the kids. >> aren't people afraid it might be a very expensive procedure? right now they're trying to put food on the table and they're thinking i can't afford a will. >> how much was it? >> the package that was drawn up for wendy would cost people $700 if a lawyer did it. you can go online, like
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NBC January 18, 2010 7:00am-11:00am EST

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